CIO, Department of the Army
Raj Iyer is the first civilian CIO of the Army after the department split what used to be the CIO/G-6, previously a job held by a three-star general. Iyer was hired in November 2020 and had to continue managing the Army’s telework posture amid its ongoing IT modernization journey. For 2020, the Army set a course for a “foundational year” of data, which remained the case even though for many in other IT organization, it was all about maintaining normal operations. Iyer continues to work on improving the cybersecurity and digital modernization of the military’s largest service and implementing its own cloud environment, cArmy.